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TENANT GUIDE

ALL RENTAL ARE SUBJECT TO CONTRACT & SATISFACTORY REFERENCES

Once your rental offer has been accepted, you will be required to provide the following:

• Two weeks holding deposit (this is later deducted from the six week deposit which is held for the duration for the tenancy by the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) - www.depositprotection.com)
• Proof of identity – Passport for each named tenant. Please note that all none EU members will be required to provide a UK Working Visa
• Utility bill or bank statement for proof of address which is dated within the last 3 months

Tenancy Agreements

You should read the Tenancy Agreement thoroughly, as it sets out the terms made by the Tenant to the Landlord and vice versa. Once signed and dated, the Agreement will be legally binding. Make sure that it does not contain Terms that you do not agree with and that it does contain everything you want to form part of the Agreement. If you are in any doubt about the content or effect of the Agreement, we recommend that you seek independent legal advice before signing.

Costs

Tenancy Agreement Administration Fee: £150 + VAT
Reference Applicant: £50 + VAT per reference application
Inventory Report: The Landlord is responsible for the cost of the Inventory Check-In at the commencement of the tenancy and the Tenant will be responsible for the Inventory Check-Out cost at the end of the tenancy.

Deposit

A deposit equivalent to six weeks rent (unless otherwise agreed) will be held with Deposit Protection Service (www.depositprotection.com) for the duration of the tenancy. All funds are held in accordance with the terms and conditions of the scheme. 

Rent Payments

Rental payments should be set up by standing order to ensure rent is paid in advance and on time, be it either monthly, quarterly, bi-annually or annually as agreed in the contract.

Utilities

After the commencement of the Tenancy, you will be required to register your details with all the utility providers (gas, electric and water) as well as council tax with your local borough.

TV Licence

Tenants are responsible for obtaining a TV Licence regardless of whether a television is provided by you or the Landlord.

Inventory

The Landlord is responsible for providing an Inventory and Schedule of Conditions at the commencement of the Tenancy. The report represents a precise record of the contents and condition of the property on the date the inventory was carried out and will be prepared by an independent inventory clerk. Any discrepancies regarding the accuracy of the report should be brought to our attention within 7 days, otherwise the report will be accepted as accurate.

Initial Payment

Advance rent, deposit funds and administration/reference fee must be received in cleared funds prior to the commencement of the Tenancy.

Insurance

The Landlord is responsible for building insurance and any fixtures and fittings provided by the Landlord. The Tenant is responsible for insuring their own furniture, possessions etc. and we advise you take out personal home insurance. 

Property Management

As we offer different services to our Landlords, we may not be managing the property you are renting. You will be informed before the Tenancy commences who will be managing the property.